Friars Hill Traffic Report

Friars Hill Traffic Report
By Sarah Mansheim
Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger

Off the Tops of our Heads

By Sarah Mansheim I was covering a government meeting this week, and an audience member asked the governing members an interesting question. “How do members of the media decide what to write about?” she asked. My reporter...

The Hot Mess Express

Well, winter has finally arrived. All week, my children have been downright offended that they’ve had to go to school. I’m sure many teachers felt the same way. As always, with winter comes winter driving....

House Shoes

By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger   I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I really am the smartest woman I know. Every now and then, I’m just moseying along, one foot in...

World’s Okayest Mom

I don’t want to brag, but, I’m really a pretty okay, less than average, okay-fine-at-least-I’m-not-addicted-to-crack, mom. Yeah. I’m pretty average. It’s cool. It’s pretty easy to be an okay mom. You have to stock your pantry...

Friars Hill Traffic Report By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger

On gay alliances, Christian newspapers, and that one time I met a transgender lady in the bathroom When I was six, my mom and I lived in Seebert with three male roommates, David, Jim and...

In which I ramble on about exercising (you’re welcome)

By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger   I hate working out. I’ve come to realize that my general state of consciousness is just one notch above being asleep. When my girls were babies, I discovered that...

Friars Hill Traffic Report By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger

I’m tired. I look it, too. This morning I had to do the three-layer spackle method to cover up the dark circles under my eyes and I still look a bit undead. I didn’t...

Friars Hill Traffic Report

By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger My kids are awesome.  I don’t know where they get it. I have never met two more motivated and resilient people in my life. When I was a kid,...

Friar’s Hill Traffic Report: On the Lam

I forgot my grocery list. I’ll try to reconstruct it here for your personal enjoyment: Dry Swiffer Toilet wand refills Half and half Shampoo and conditioner (My daughter goes through about a bottle of these every two weeks....

I wrote this myself

Like Melania Trump, I am often inspired by Michelle Obama and many other Important People. And, while I never may be the first lady, thanks almost entirely to my husband’s shady past, I do...

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